** Please note that the links attached include before & after pictures from plastic surgeons so they do contain nudity. **
I've lost about 100 lbs & am in the process of finding a plastic surgeon to take care of the mess left over. One of the issues I have is lateral thoracic laxity--a roll of skin & fat that extends from the side of my breasts to under my armpit. Here is a an example (not me): http://www.drjhall.com/pages/breast_red27-ba.htm
The 3rd & 4th pictures show what I'm talking about. This surgeon did an anchor lift & extended the cut around & excised the skin entirely & that is one solution I've been given.
The other solution I've been given is to do a lollipop breast lift with a big enough implant so that the skin is stretched out & the roll is mostly gone like this (also not me): http://www.zinsserplasticsurgery.com.../breast-lift-1
(go to the 2nd patient with the tattoo on her chest)
I do need a breast lift anyway & I've been told that they will have to remove a lot of my natural tissue so I will need an implant to get the correct shape & projection (kind of ironic since I'm a 34G or 36DDD right now). I guess I'm looking for anyone who has had this procedure done. I like the idea of not having a scar that goes around my side but mostly I'm scared that a scar in that area will always bother me because my bra strap will sit on it. I don't want a lifetime of irritation. But, if I have it cut away it will definitely be gone. If I go with the lollipop lift, there is a chance that I will still have a skin roll there--just smaller than I have now.
Has anyone dealt with this? What did you do?